B980

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B980
Location Map
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From:  Inverkeithing (S) (NT123817)
To:  Rosyth (N) (NT111846)
Distance:  2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Meets:  A90, B981, A985, A823(M), A823
Former Number(s):  A823
Highway Authorities

Fife

Traditional Counties

Fife

Route outline (key)
B980 Inverkeithing - Rosyth
(A985) Admiralty Road
B980 Rosyth
This article is about the current B980 in Fife.
For the former B980 from Peterculter to Blackburn in Aberdeenshire, see B980 (Aberdeenshire)
.

Route

Alongside the A90

The B980 is a short link road in south Fife.

The road runs north from Ferrytoll Junction along Castlandhill Road and meets the A985 at a roundabout along with two local roads in Rosyth: Queensferry Road, which is the main road through Rosyth (and at one time formed part of the A823), and Holborn Place. The B980 multiplexes with the A985 for just under half a mile to the west before heading north as King's Road, terminating at Pitreavie at a roundabout which is the junction with the A823 and A823(M).

History

With the construction of the Forth Road Bridge in 1964 also came the A823(M) and the first part of the M90. The A823 designation was removed from the section between Ferrytoll and Pitreavie and replaced by the B980, which number had originally been used in Aberdeenshire.

The southern half of the B980's route follows the line of the old A823, which originally met the A90 at a junction on what is now the site of Ferrytoll Junction. The northern half runs along King's Road, which was originally a tramway between Dunfermline and Rosyth Dockyard. The tramway, which operated from 1918 to 1937, eventually had roads running either side of it, supposedly making it one of the earliest dual-carriageways in Scotland.



B980
JunctionsFerrytoll Junction • Pitreavie Roundabout
PlacesDunfermline • Rosyth
Related Pictures
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Admiralty Road Roundabout - Geograph - 42979.jpgKings Road (A985) at Rosyth (C) M J Richardson - Geograph - 3915784.jpgThe minor road to Rosyth runs parallel... (C) Liz 'n' Jim - Geograph - 1184305.jpg
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B960 • B961 • B962 • B963 • B964 • B965 • B966 • B967 • B968 • B969 • B970 • B971 • B972 • B973 • B974 • B975 • B976 • B977 • B978 • B979
B980 • B981 • B982 • B983 • B984 • B985 • B986 • B987 • B988 • B989 • B990 • B991 • B992 • B993 • B994 • B995 • B996 • B997 • B998 • B999
Former versions: B902 • B906 • B907(W) • B907(E) • B911 • B912 • B924(E) • B924(W) • B937 • B944 • B947
B953 • B959 • B963 • B969 • B973 • B974 • B975 • B976 • B978 • B980 • B981 • B985 • B987 • B995 • B996 • B998